May 2017

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JWdogtaxtag2017

Found by John W. : “I found these items in a small front yard using my Ace 400. Most of the items were 4 to 6 inches deep. The items included pennies from 1918 to 1957, a 1939 mercury dime and a 1963 dog tax tag.”

RCchurchkey2017

MYSTERY HUNT: Rick C. : Massive key and key ring. Pinpointer is about 9 inches for scale. [Given where the keyring was found, and the key size, this is possibly the key to the front church doors. Church was built in 1850–ed.]

KCbuttons2017

MYSTERY HUNT: Kathy C. : Beautiful buttons! Picture sent to the director at Fort de Chartres for identification. [Button on right has a shank that possibly dates it to the 1700s–ed.]

PRFrenchcoin2017

MYSTERY HUNT: Pat R. : Whatever it is, it’s old! Looks like a French coin or token. Writing on one side has an “S” and some other letters. Pictures sent to the director at Fort de Chartres for possible identification.  [Identified by the museum as a 6 denier French Louis XIV coin, 1711-1712]

MYSTERY HUNT: Pam P. : Indian head penny, 1892. We had a nice time.

EHhorseshoe2017

MYSTERY HUNT: Ed H. : I got 1/2 a horse shoe, some nails, bits of iron and some aluminum and a tiny button. The button was in the hole I was digging, and a find is a find.

JHmarker2017

MYSTERY HUNT: Jim H. : Thought this thing was a 4″ shovel head, maybe for ashes, since at first the surface was completely smooth, gray-brown, and showed no markings whatsoever. Decided to soak it and get any crud off. Look what appeared! Don’t know what it is. Has designs made from swastikas. [Swastikas have been used for thousands of years. From the late 1800s to the 1920s, they gained popularity as good luck symbols. The stylized four-leaf design in the center behind the swastika designates a four-leaf clover. That would date this to between 1870s-1920s.–ed.] Maybe a grave marker? It has a flange near the handle, which is why it looked like a shovel.

EHsilver2017a

MYSTERY HUNT: Eric H. : A 1927 S Mercury dime, 4 wheaties and 2 objects yet to be identified.  Thanks for a great hunt!!

BSshell2017

MYSTERY HUNT: Bill S. : Not much but had a great time. 7mm fired rifle bullet, 1895-1902 UMC shotgun headstamp, modern coins and our favorite, (pull tabs). Thanks for the awesome permission. (can slaw & rusty nails not shown). =^)

MYSTERY HUNT: Tom R. : Thought this was trash until I cleaned it up, but I still don’t know what it is. Great hunt, weather was very nice. A lot of laughs. Also 3 cents, brass gutter hanger, scissors, nails, large washer and trash.

MYSTERY HUNT: Mike I.4 pennies, 4 dimes, 5 quarters, a buckle, a button, a bean back cufflink, [Bean-back cufflinks were primarily used from 1910 to late 1930s. From the stylized design, which looks to be a type called “Streamline Moderne”, this cufflink could possibly be dated around the mid-1930s–ed.] and a small ring, kid-size. Had fun today with everyone today.  Looking forward to the next time. 

 

Found by Jim H.:   Silver and gold! Both found within 3 days of each other near the same spot. Silver heart ring and 18K gold-plated Park Lane women’s ring. Found 6 inches deep with Fisher F-22.

Mike I.: Found this before the rain came at an old house in Arnold.  1867 Indian head penny that is very worn. Found with Garrett AT Pro at 4” deep.

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April 2017

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PRtoken2017

Found by Pat R.: 20 feet of fun! Tax token, 1920 Buffalo nickel, 1920 Mercury dime, 1943 war nickel, 1951 Rosie dime, and 21 wheat pennies. Found with ATPro at depths of 2-6 inches.

TRwasher2017

Found by Tom R.: “Went  metal detecting with Lee and found 34 cents, earring, nice case pocket knife, old brass plug, washer, battery cable end, large stainless screw and the normal stuff with AT Pro two thru eight inches.”

LNstiletto2017

Found by Lee N.: “I went out solo for a hunt after Easter lunch.  I found a tent stake, pair of scissors, spoon(marked All American Stainless) and clad 3-4 inches deep.  I found a very rare and very illegal stiletto knife 8 inches deep.  The stiletto was not suppose to be found.  All found with my Garrett 250 and pin pointer.”

TRmetal2017

Found by Tom R.: All found in the ground. All found in North America. Two inches deep with AT Pro except small brass thing that was eight inches down.

LNscience2017

Found by Lee N: St. Louis Science Center 3-D Key Chain, 1989 Graduation Pin and 5 Pennies.

PRNetherlands Coin2017

Found by Pat R.: 1920 Netherlands East Indies 2-1/2 Cent. Drilled hole indicates it was worn as a pendant. Found at about 3 inches deep with an AT Pro.

Found by Bill S.: Depression era $2.00 Sach’s store merchant’s token. Found at 4 inches deep using White’s TreasurePro. (Bill writes about this find in the upcoming May newsletter).

EHcartoon2017

Eric H.: “Found this on Sunday morning about three pages deep!”

HHKHparkfinds2017

Found by Howard and Kathy H.: Most valuable items (?) were a 1996 dime, a 20XX nickel (date partially dissolved), a 2016 Bic lighter, 2016 pen (modern artifacts).  

LNwheat2017

Lee N. , Tom R. and Marvin went out for a hunt in South City today, 4-9-17.  “We found a lot of clad.  Lee N. found a 1925 plain wheat penny, key, clip and unknown iron object 4 inches deep, using Garrett 250.”

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March 2017

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Found by Lee N. and Tom R.: “Went with Lee to a abandoned house in Soulard and found the normal stuff but also found an amusement token six inches down with ATPro. It reads on one side “property of vender” and on the other side ” loaned for amusement only”. Plus a one dollar token from the Palace Station, Las Vegas. Found it two inches down.”

TRgun2017

Found by Tom R. and Lee N.: “Lee and I found these this morning at an old high school. Found with an AT Pro, all at about four inches . Brass weight for a scale, spent 40 cal. hollow point bullet, a small brass buckle, outer plate, a copper letter “D” that was found in the bushes, and the gun which turned out to be a pellet gun.”

PRsilver2017

Found by Pat R.: Swinging on Sunday! Silver coins and a silver bracelet with Eddie’s name. Street address is on the back of the bracelet. Located 2-6″ deep with an AT Pro. Will see if I can locate the owner or family.

Found by Bill S.: “Yale & Towne Mtg. Co. Lever- Tumbler cast bronze padlock -1 1/2 inch size no. 833 Est. 1868”. Found 5″ deep using White’s TreasurePro.

Found by Jim H.: “I found this decapitated head, hammerhead, lock, buckle, coins, and unknown object about 3-4 inches down with a Fisher F-22. The object has a screw top, a glass globe, and the shaft is hollow. Don’t know what it is.”

MHring2017

Found by Matt H.: “Found this 14kt gold plated ring today in a local park.  It was 2 inches down.  Found with my Minelab CTX3030.”  
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February 2017

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Found by John W.: “I found this toy sailor at 3 inches and the Indian head penny at 2 inches using an Ace 400 detector. I found these axe heads and mule shoes at 1 to 2 inches.”

mhmercury2017

Found by Matt H.: “I found this 1925-S Mercury Dime yesterday in a local park.  It was 5 inches below ground and found with my Minelab CTX3030.”

prveteran2017

Found by Pat R.: Religious medal, gold-plated jewelry something or other, mail return tag related to Disabled Veterans, a 1956 Canadian penny, 1963 Rosie dime, and a first-year 1916 Mercury

lnhookbacka2017lnhooktop2017

Found by Lee N.: “Found 4-6 inches deep using my Garrett 250.  The location is an old amusement park (1900).  Both are iron and the object with the hook is heavy.  I have no idea what they are.”

lnspike2017

Found by Lee N.: “Went out today to detect and found the 1964 Rosie Plain 6 inches deep.  Jefferson and 3 memorials 3-4 inches deep.  Small button, piece of brass and spike were 4 inches deep.  I used my Garrett 250 and pin pointer to locate all.”

mh1902-barber-quarter2017

Found by Matt H.: “Found this 1902 Barber Quarter 2/14/17 in a local park.  It was 3 inches down and found  with my Minelab CTX 3030.  It unfortunately has scratches on the obverse and reverse that was not caused by me.

prglasses2017
Found by Pat R. and Kathy C.: “Kathy and I found these items this weekend using an Ace 250 and a Radio Shack detector. All items were 2 to 6 inches deep. A buckle, necklace, a baby bracelet, 3 pair of wire rim glasses, and a thimble.”

jwcars2017

Found by John W.: I recently found all these Hot Wheels in 2 hours of hunting using an Ace 400 detector. The cars were from 2-10 inches deep. I found the toy soldier and plastic landscape scene because it was next to a Hot Wheels.

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January 2017

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kcspoon2017

Found by Kathy C.: I found these coins, a ring, and a spoon at a local park using a Radio Shack detector.

lhjewelry2017

Found by Lee N.: Went out today to get some exercise and sun, temp was 65.  Using my Garrett 250, I dug 8 memorials, 2 dimes, 2 pieces of jewelry and a blown fuse, all 3-4″ deep.

Found by Matt G.:  A small four leaf clover charm found at one inch deep. The back says “SARAH COV.”  Which is a costume  jewelry company that was founded in 1949 and closed in 1984.

1897 Indian Head penny  2 inches deep. I found it in a horseshoe pit.

Disk harrow toy  found at 3 inches. All found with Garrett Ace 250.

bsarrow2017

Found by Bill S.: 3 shotgun headstamps (UMC NEW CLUB 12 with star around primer 1911 – 1914), fired 22 bullet, fired deer slug, broadhead on broken carbon arrow, big brass clockwork gear, brass washer and old pocket knife. All 4- 6 inches deep using White’s TreasurePro.

prwwii-cross2017

Found by Pat R.: November find and December surprise! WWII US Military Sterling Silver Cross Lapel Pin. I found the sterling pin on the right in November, and had trouble identifying what it was. My December surprise was to pick a replica of it during our club holiday party! Now I need to go back to the spot where I found it with my AT Pro, and see if I can locate any of the accomplishment tags.

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December 2016

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rccoins2016

Found by Rick Crowell: “Finds at city park. Using Ace 250. A hot wheels truck, $2.50 in clad coins, and a little clasp.”

Found by John Westermayer: “These 3 coins were found in one 6 inch diameter hole at 2 inches deep using a Garrett Ace 400. The signal was ranging from 50 to 90 but very strong. These hot wheel cars were found in one back yard between 1 and 2 inches deep.”

Found by Bill Seibel: Park finds. Child’s Owl ring, mystery copper token, old plated spoon marked “Dukes Service Brand” $2.11 clad coins + miscellaneous. All found 2- 4 inches deep using White’s TreasurePro.

sklocket2016

Found by Susannah: A further mini hunt. Silver-plated child’s ring, a copper alloy locket with a rose on front. It opens, but there were no pictures. The back is inscribed “Love Forever”. Plus $1.41 in clad.

Found by Susannah: A foreign coin with a hole, a child’s ring, and an Ernie the Keebler elf hockey pin from the 2014 Sochi Olympics (fully intact with pin backing). Plus a small ghost from a charm bracelet, 2 earrings, a bead, and 74 cents in clad. 2-4 inches using an XP Deus.

 

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November 2016

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bsthreeblade2016

Bill Seibel: “Quick hunt in the garden resulted in a found “Uncle Henry” three blade. Broken tip was found 5 feet away.
4- 5 inches deep using White’s TreasurePro.”

mh1892coin2016mh1900coin2016

Matt Huntman: “Found two more coins in the fields.  The 1900 V Nickel was found 4 inches down at an old school site on Nov 4th.  The 1892 Barber Dime was found 3 inches down at an old house site on Nov 8th.  Both were found with a Minelab CTX 3030.”

Found by Susannah at Mystery Hunt #3: 1991 official Team NFL Dallas Cowboys keychain with traces of original enamel. Used a Deus at 4 inches down.

trcoins2016

Found by Tom Rother at Mystery Hunt #3: 74 cents, blob of aluminum and the remnants of a 12 gauge paper Winchester shell.

bswrestling2016

Found by Bill Seibel: Mystery hunt #3 finds Nov. 5, 2016 with White’s TreasurePro.
Oldest coin 1964 penny.
Thanks for the great hunt site!

lnheart2016

Lee Nunnally: “Using my Ace 250, I found the following, 2-4 inches deep”:

2-dimes
3-memorial pennies
1-gold heart locket, no markings
1-metallic rock, not heavy

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